Date :06/04/2023

The doctors at Bhanubhai & Madhuben Patel Cardiac Centre of Shree Krishna Hospital, Karamsad performed very complex Re-do Heart Surgeries and have given a new lease of life to a 51-year-old resident of Bhuj- Kutch and a 30-year old resident of Umreth. Both heart surgeries were conducted free of cost under Ayushman Bharat Yojna.
51-year-old Rakesh (name changed) from Bhuj- Kutch district had already undergone heart valve replacement surgery in Mumbai for 15 years. He needed a re-do bypass surgery as he developed the disease in other heart valves and multiple blockages in coronary arteries, once again. His family physician at Kutch referred him to Shree Krishna Hospital, Karamsad.
Dr. Manish Tiwari, Cardio-Thoracic Vascular Surgeon of Bhanubhai and Madhuben Patel Cardiac Centre performed Re-do coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) with Aortic valve replacement (AVR) surgery in this case. This highly complex and demanding twin surgery was done for the first time in Anand- Kheda District. The patient had a very smooth recovery after major heart surgery. He was transferred from ICU after 48 hours.
In another case, 30-year-old Manjuben (name changed) from Umreth Taluka, Anand Dist ( originally from UP) needed a second-time valve replacement surgery as her biological valves degenerated after 12 years of surgery. In 2011 she was operated on in this centre for double valve replacement. The biological valves were used during surgery as she was newly married and wanted to have children. Doctors of the centre considered that Women with mechanical valves have higher rates of fetal loss and maternal complications.
Dr. Manish Tiwari, Cardio-Thoracic Vascular Surgeon of this cardiac centre conducted Redo double valve replacement; (DVR )using mechanical valves this time. For the first time, the cardiac centre of Shree Krishna Hospital of Karamsad has performed the rarest of rare surgery in this region.
“Re-do cardiac surgery is needed when a patient who has had previous heart surgery again develops another life-threatening heart disease. It is required to safeguard the life of the patient. The procedure of second heart surgery is the most challenging. The skill required to attempt such surgery is acquired only by a few surgeons after decades of practice, patience, and learning. Our Cardiac team (Cardiac surgeon, Cardiac Anesthesiologist, Cardiologist) has successfully treated patients from across Gujarat and nearby states who have been referred to us because of the affordable yet advanced multidisciplinary care we provide” said, Dr.Tiwari.

Date :23/03/2023

The doctors at the Cardiac Centre (The Healing Tree Services) of Shree Krishna Hospital, the teaching hospital of Bhaikaka University, Karamsad, removed the heart blockage with the ROTAPRO TRIPSY technique.

Newer advanced technology in interventional cardiology is a blessing for cardiologists to fight against the monster of calcium for the best outcome in complex, high-risk indicated patients.

The cardiac team of Bhanubhai and Madhuben Patel Cardiac Centre (The Healing Tree Services) of Shree Krishna Hospital, the teaching hospital of Bhaikaka University, Karamsad, gave a new lease of life to an 87-year-old cardiac patient using ROTAPRO TRIPSY.

"The cardiac centre used the RotaPro system (with extra safety features for the patient and user-friendly) successfully first time in Anand and Kheda district to remove the heavy calcifications in the blood vessel considering the age of the patient. The procedure was done along with an intravascular lithotripsy shock balloon (ROTA PRO TRIPSY) and intracoronary 3D imaging IVUS (Intra Vascular Ultrasound) guidance. It involves navigating a catheter fitted with a rotablator — a device to drill calcium inside the heart artery through the site of the blockage. The device rotates at a speed of up to 1,70,000 rotations per minute, gently pulverizing the blockage into tiny particles that can pass safely through the bloodstream. This technique drilled and cracked a 99% critical, heavily calcified lesion in the left anterior descending artery of the left side of the heart, which was the only blood-supplying artery to both the left and right side of the heart muscle in this patient." explained Dr. Kushal Pujara, an interventional cardiologist. A heart team approach, involving cardiologists, cardiac surgeons, and cardiac anesthesiologists, is essential in the management of such patients.

An 87-year-old man from Anand suffered a heart attack, had coronary angiography at another hospital in the city, and was advised for cardiac bypass surgery (CABG) due to critical calcified blockage. He also had impaired kidney function. The patient and family came to Bhanubhai and Madhuben Patel Cardiac Centre at Shree Krishna Hospital to get a second opinion from experts. He refused CABG in view of his advanced age, and it was decided to implant stents with a percutaneous complex coronary procedure under local anesthesia.

If stents are implanted without breaking calcium with this technique, then stents have the tendency to obstruct blood flow again with blockage, said Dr. Sunil Karna, another interventional cardiologist in the hospital.

Dr. Kushal Pujara added that ROTAPRO is a safe and sufficient technique for the endovascular treatment of heavily calcified coronary artery lesions. The hospital houses a state-of-the-art, high-tech Philips cath lab, and the heart team is available round the clock, which helps in performing such complex procedures successfully on patients.


Date :21/03/2023

Shree Krishna Hospital organized a “Free Dental Check-up Camp” on the occasion of World Oral Health Day at the hospital’s premises on 20th March 2023. The camp was organized to create awareness related to the issues of oral health and the importance of oral hygiene.


The camp was conducted successfully by Dr. Kamal D Hotchandani (Head, Department of Dentistry) and other Dental Surgeons Dr. Ushma Prajapati, Dr. Sindhu Dodamani, Dr. Pinal Solanki, Dr. Khyati Surt who provided free consultation and screening to more than 88 patients. Apart from these, dental procedures were performed at a discounted rate on patients across different age groups.

Date :14/03/2023

The experienced team of doctors at Shree Krishna Hospital, Karamsad, timely diagnosed and removed a huge hydatid cyst from the right lung of a patient. The incidence of pulmonary hydatid cysts is rare and occurs in one individual per 100,000 worldwide. The surgery was performed free of charge since the child`s family is covered under the Ayushman Yojana.
Dr. Vishal Bhende, Pediatric Cardio Thoracic Surgeon performed complicated surgery on a 12-year-old.
Dr. Bhende explained, “The entire hydatid cyst containing toxic fluid due to daughter parasites were removed intact without spillage. If the hydatid cyst would disrupt or opened, it would have caused the patient to go into an anaphylactic shock and triggered several complications. It was a tricky procedure, and we had to plan the complete excision”.
During the surgery, anesthesiologists Dr. Hemlata Kamat, Dr. Birva Khara, and the team administered specialized anesthesia for this case using the one-lung ventilation technique. Also, the need for postoperative ventilators could be avoided with excellent pain relief from medications given to the spine by a special technique by the anesthesiologist's team.
Dr. Dhaval Prajapati, Pulmonologist, and Dr. Jignesh Rathod, General Surgeon remained present during the surgery.
Speaking about the rare occurrence, Dr. Bhende said, “Hydatid cysts are uncommon. They are the larval form of the tapeworm, which may enter the body through contact with tapeworm-infested animal feces or ingestion of very poorly cooked meat (with tapeworm infestation). A number of herbivorous and omnivorous animals act as intermediate hosts of Echinococcus (hydatid disease). The larvae usually get lodged in the liver and form a fluid-filled sac in the organ.”
Earlier, the patient from Khambat Taluka was suffering from abdominal pain and coughing. The child was referred by a private hospital in the Anand district. The child was hospitalized at the Pediatric Ward of Shree Krishna Hospital under the supervision of Dr. Jigar Thakkar and Dr. Dipali Shah. The Radiology department of the hospital diagnosed a hydatid cyst through X-rays and CT scans.
The patient's mother told that “We have no idea how he got this cyst. We received proper guidance from the doctor and support from the nursing staff. The facilities of the hospital are excellent, including food and stay.”

Date :09/03/2023

World Kidney Day is a global campaign that aims to raise awareness of the importance of our kidneys to our overall health and reduce the frequency and impact of kidney disease and its associated health problems worldwide. World Kidney Day is celebrated every second Thursday in March.
The Dialysis Department of Shree Krishna Hospital, Karamsad also celebrated this day. The dialysis wing was decorated with flowers.
According to Dr. Maulin Shah (Nephrologist, Shree Krishna Hospital), "the dialysis wing has 44 dialysis machines, the most in the Charotar region. Every month, the center treats 2000 people with chronic kidney diseases, 90% of whom are Ayushman Bharat Yojna beneficiaries. The hemodialysis treatment and iron and vitamin supplements have been given to them free of charge. The centre also provides continuous renal replacement therapy to acute kidney injury patients, plasma therapy, renal replacement, fistula and permanent catheter, and kidney disease diagnosis and treatment".
There are also 8 dialysis machines at the secondary care centre at Sevaliya (Sonaba Hospital and Sadaba Prasutigruh, Sevaliya run by Shree Krishna Hospital, Karamsad) to meet the health care needs of the nearby villages in Mahisagar and Panchmahal districts. Monthly, 350 patients are being treated for hemodialysis. Out of which, 300 are beneficiaries of Ayushman Yojna.

Date :04/03/2023

Bhaikaka University, Karamsad organized the NRI Meet on March 4, 2023, at the Privilege Centre in association with Sardar Patel University and Gujarat Tourism Corporation Ltd. Nearly 63 NRI patrons and well-wishers from the USA and UK registered.
Shri Atul Patel (President, Bhaikaka University, and Chairman, Charutar Arogya Mandal), Shri Jagrut Bhatt (Hon. Secretary, Bhaikaka University, and Member, Governing Body, Charutar Arogya Mandal), Dr. Utpala Kharod (Provost, Bhaikaka University), Dr. Niranjanbhai Patel (Vice-Chancellor, Sardar Patel University), and Shri Surendrabhai Patel (Leader NRI Patrons) shared the dais.
On this occasion, Dr. Harish Desai (Registrar, Bhaikaka University), Dr. Jyoti Tiwari (Academic Controller, BU), and Dr. Jitesh Desai (Medical Superintendent, Shree Krishna Hospital), Dr. Mitesh M. Jayswal (Professor, Post Graduate Department of Business Management, Sardar Patel University) remained present.
Dr. Jitesh Desai and Dr. Jyoti Tiwari talked about the phase-wise facility upgrades in the hospital with the support of generous donations and the establishment of a university and courses run under the university, respectively. Dr. Mitesh Jayswal spoke about medical tourism in India.
Dr. Nirajanbhai Patel said, “Sardar Patel University receives Rs. 75 lakh grant from the Gujarat Government for developing tourism in the periphery of Sardar Patel University Colleges in Gujarat. Every year, approximately 2 million patients visit India for medical treatment. Tourists from Turkey, Bangladesh, Afghanistan, Oman, Iraq, the Maldives, Nigeria, and Kenya are among the nations. The healthcare facilities are poor in these counties. NRI patients from developed countries also prefer medical treatment in India due to the long waiting periods and high treatment costs in their own countries. Shree Krishna Hospital, Karamsad, is providing the best medical treatment at a subsidized rate. The hospital has modern facilities and an efficient team of doctors."
Shri Surendrabhai lauded, “We should jointly work as a brand ambassador for Shree Krishna Hospital and spread awareness about the available facilities and transparency of the organization among NRI patrons. The organization has been providing the best medical treatment for the last 50 years."
Speaking on the occasion, Shri Atul Patel said, "The organization has grown by leaps and bounds and has become stronger. Our focus will be on quality; the modernization of the operation theater and nursing college requires external funding support."
He further added, “We have a large number of local donors and also urge the present NRI donors to provide funding support."

Date :20/02/2023

Shri Prayasvin B. Patel, Chairman and Managing Director of Elecon Engineering Company Limited, inaugurated an advanced cath lab with high-tech echo machines at the Bhanubhai and Madhuben Patel Cardiac Center of Shree Krishna Hospital, Karamsad, on February 20, 2023, to enhance cardio-vascular care in Gujarat.
On this occasion Shri Atul Patel (Chairman, Charutar Arogya Mandal), Shri Jagrut Bhatt (Hon. Secretary, Charutar Arogya Mandal), Dr. Utpala Kharod (Provost, Bhaikaka University), Dr. Himanshu Pandya (Dean, Pramukhswami Medical College), Dr. R Harihara (Principal, KM Patel Institute of Physiotherapy), Dr. Shirish H Srivastava (Head, General Surgery), Dr. Bhalendu S Vaishnav (Head, General Medicine), Shri Amit Patel (Member, Board of Management), Shri Mafatbhai Patel (Trustee), doctors and staff were present.
The new cath lab features cutting-edge technology, including 3D angiography, in-house physiological assessment of blockages by iFR, and anatomical 3D visualization of arteries by intravascular ultrasound. It will be useful in removing blockages more accurately, and the patient will get a speedy recovery. It also empowers the center to conduct radiological, neurological, and vascular interventions.
Since 2008, Bhanubhai & Madhuben Patel Cardiac Center has treated thousands of people. The center dealt with critical pediatric congenital cardiac issues as well as critical adult cardiology treatments. The centre has a dedicated and experienced cardiac team, including interventional cardiologists, a cardio thoracic surgeon, a paediatric interventional cardiologist, a paediatric cardio thoracic surgeon, cardiac anesthesiologists, and a paediatric cardiac intensivist.

Date :11/02/2023

Charutar Arogya Mandal, Karamsad, the parent organization of Bhaikaka University and Shree Krishna Hospital organized Pawandeep Rajan & Arunita Kanjilal and Neha Karode live in concert on 11th February 2023 at the sports ground for the benefit of underprivileged.
An evening filled with live music, Pawandeep Rajan & Arunita Kanjilal winner and first runners-up of Indian Idol fame, favourite singers of the new generation performed in the music night.
While playback singer Neha Karode belted out some Bollywood hits. The audience was seen tapping their feet and enjoying the delish spread. What made this do even more special is the fact that it had a cause at its heart.
The main sponsors of the event were Desai Brothers & Amul. Co-sponsors were Eelcon Industries Pvt. Ltd , Nesco and GMM Pfaudler. While the event was supported by Jewel Consumer Care, Elysium Pharmaceuticals Ltd., and Natraj Cement Articles.
More than 4500 people attended the event from Anand, Kheda, Nadiad, and Vadodara Districts supported the cause through sponsorships and donations.
On this special occasion, a Souvenir Book (featuring text and pictures of industries who have supported the event) was released by Shri Jagrut Bhatt (Hon. Secretary, Charutar Arogya Mandal), Smt. Geetaben Goradia,(Member of the Board), Dr. Utpala Kharod( Provost, Bhaikaka University) Smt. Meenaben Nitinbhai Desai (From Desai Brothers) Smt. Binaben Meeneshbhai Shah (Wife of NDDB Chairman).
Every year Shree Krishna Hospital, the teaching hospital of Bhaikaka University provides free or concessional treatment worth Rs. 35 lakhs to needy patients who can not afford the cost of treatment. This fund-raising event (live in concert) is organized every year to meet the deficit.

Date :07/02/2023

The centre offers different tests ranging from basic day-to-day pathology tests to high-end molecular diagnostics. The laboratory has the capacity to conduct around 1000 samples of testing per day with a quick turnaround time and high-quality reports.
Shree Krishna Hospital, Karamsad has launched the Shantaben Suryakantbhai Desai (Vaso) Diagnostic Centre to meet the diagnostic needs of the Anand District. It was inaugurated by Revered Padma Bhushan Swami Shri Sacchidanandji (Dantali) on 7th February 2023. The centre is built at the cost of Rs 5.5 crore.
The other dignitaries including the Donor of the Centre Dr Barindra Desai, Shri Atul Patel (Chairman, Charutar Arogya Mandal), Shri Jagrut Bhatt (Hon. Secretary, Charutar Aarogya Mandal), Dr Utpala Kharod (Provost, Bhaikaka University), Dr Himanshu Pandya (Dean, Pramukhswami Medical College), Dr R Harihara (Principal, KM Patel Institute of Physiotherapy), Dr Jitesh Desai (Medical Superintendent, Shree Krishna Hospital), Shri Amit Patel (Member, Board of Management) remained present.
Dr Barindra Desai the main donor for the centre donated it as a tribute to his surrogate mother Shantaben Suryakantbhai Desai.
Shri Atul Patel said that "It is one of the largest sets up in the charotar region, spread in 18000 square feet area, processing a huge number of tests daily. It is a dedicated diagnostic centre that houses all the labs and the blood centre. The centre is located centrally from the main hospital, cardiac and cancer centre which benefits the patient for easy access.

Date :15/01/2023

The month-long Centenary celebrations of Pramukh Swami Maharaj concluded in Ahmedabad on January 15, with scores of noted luminaries and spiritual figures attending the grand event. Over 1.2 crore people participated. Among them, about 1.23 lakh people took a vow to live an addiction-free life. The blood donation camps saw wide participation of volunteers. About 5,628,920 ccs of blood were donated during the Mahotsav.
AD Gorwala Blood Centre of Shree Krishna Hospital Karamsad, was invited to participate in the event.
Dr. Manthan Patel and his team from AD Gorwala Blood Centre participated on 28th December 2022 and 7th January 2023 along with other blood banks of Ahmedabad. A total of 356 blood units were collected.

Date :12/01/2023

NRI-rich Dharmaj town of Anand district celebrated its annual Dharmaj Day for the 17th consecutive year on 12 January 2022. The town has been organizing Dharmaj Day to connect Gen Next with their roots.
Shree Krishna Hospital, Karamsad, a teaching hospital of Bhaikaka University was invited to participate. The Customer Relation Department of Bhaikaka University provided information about various schemes and state-of-the-art facilities of the hospital to the visitors. It was catered through Videos, IEC material, and one-to-one discussions.
Shri Mahesh Dubey, Head of the Customer Relation Department said that a larger number of NRI visited our stall.
On this special day, free diabetes check-up was also conducted.

Date :08/01/2023

Shree Krishna Hospital, Karamsad, a teaching hospital of Bhaikaka University in association with Shree Bidada Sarvodaya Trust, Bidada, Kutch organized two days free adult and pediatric cardiac screening camp at Kutch on 7-8th January 2023.
A team of doctors, including Dr. Manish Tiwari, (Adult Cardio-Thoracic Vascular Surgeon), Dr. Kushal Pujara, (Adult Cardiologist), Dr. Vishal Bhende (Pediatric Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgeon), Dr. Bhadra Trivedi (Pediatric Cardiologist) from Bhanubhai & Madhuben Patel Cardiac Centre of the Hospital, provided a free consultation to people during the camp.
In the camp, test like ECG, ECHO, and medicines was also provided free of cost.
265 Patients from nearby villages visited the camp. Out of these 205 adult and 60 pediatric cardiac patients were diagnosed by the team of doctors and critical patients were referred to Shree Krishna Hospital, Karamsad for cardiac procedure and surgery.

Date :05/01/2023

Manibhai Shivabhai Patel Cancer Centre of Shree Krishna Hospital, Karamsad, a teaching hospital of Bhaikaka University gave a new lease of life to a 17-year-old girl by removing a cancerous tumor from one of her kidneys.
Ms. Disha Ishwarbhai Prajapati, a native of Anand District was experiencing unbearable pain in her abdomen, following which she was admitted to the hospital. The patient had a lump in the abdomen. On evaluation, it was found that she had a large well-defined, non-tender mass occupying the whole of her left abdomen and also extending beyond the midline, the Oncologist Dr. Raghunandan said.
Ultrasonography and CECT scan revealed that there was a huge tumourtumorng from the left kidney. It was compressing the adjacent organs and also displacing the surrounding major vessels.
“Noticing complications, we discussed the case in the tumor board of the centre and decided to perform a left radical nephrectomy. During the procedure, we first dissected the tumor from the adjacent organs to ensure that there is no major bleeding” the Oncologist said. “Then the whole tumor along with the left kidney was removed. During the surgery, we received support from the Urologist, Dr. Nagendra Mishra, and the Anesthesia team Dr. Birva, Dr. Mansi, Dr. Usma, and Dr. Mihir ” he said.
The surgery was conducted free of cost under Ayushman Yojana.

Date :29/12/2022

The Extension Program Department and Customer Relation Department of Bhaikaka University, Karamsad organized a health camp at J. V. Patel Industrial Training Institute (JVPITI) on 29th December 2022 in association with GMM Pfaudler. The main objective of the camp was to raise awareness about health and the importance of regular health check-ups.
During the camp, a team of doctors from the Medicine Department, Dental Department, Eye Department, and ENT Department participated. They diagnosed and treated diseases of the ear, nose, throat, and eye and monitored the blood pressure, weight, and height of the students.
Information about diet, exercise, and weight control was also given at the camp. Around 280 students and 25 teaching and non–teaching staff took benefit from the camp.
The Department of Extension Programmes runs SPARSH in 150 villages of the Anand, Kheda, and Panchmahal Districts. The entire program is supported by Bhaikaka University. GMM Pfaudler foundation supports the program implementation across 100 villages of the Anand district. Under this program, the treatment of Non-Communicable Diseases (NCD) like Hypertension, Diabetes, COPD, Cancer, etc are provided to the community at their doorstep.
“Health is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity. These kinds of health camps are very helpful for creating health-related awareness in the students. Thanking the team of doctors and support department for making sincere efforts in the process of conducting this camp” said Principal, JVPITIM Shri Pradip Panchal.

Date :07/12/2022

Super specialty courses (DrNB) offered at Shree Krishna Hospital associated with Pramukhswami Medical College, a constituent Institution of Bhaikaka University, Karamsad.

Date :02/04/2021

Shree Krishna Hospital at Karamsad in Anand district has launched a unique scheme for patients with a view to providing comprehensive and personalized health care with commitment and compassion at an affordable cost. The hospital will entail patients a saving of Rs 500 daily on hospitalization charges in the general ward.

Under this scheme, in the general ward, there will be no charges for anything not connected with treatment. There will be no registration, doctor's consultation, or administrative and nursing charges. Bed and diet will be provided free. The patient will only have to bear the cost of medicines, investigations, and consumables connected with the treatment. The waving of charges effectively means that the patient has to pay for the services provided based on the orders of the doctors.

"This is being done to provide access to the best of health care at an affordable cost to all. The scheme is applicable to other than cashless and scheme patients," a release issued by the hospital said. "On July 26, our Foundation Day, two schemes for the economically underprivileged -the BPL families and those whose monthly income was less than Rs 10,000—the Jana Arogya scheme and the Arogyasree were introduced and are running successfully," the release further mentioned.

“Khilkhilat Ambulance” is used to drop the Mother and Child at their home after delivery. This facility was first started in Gujarat by former Chief Minister Shree Narendra Modi to reduce the mother and child mortality rate. Thousands of people come to Tertiary Care Level Shree Krishna Hospital, Karamsad, and this NABH-accredited hospital gives them the best treatment. Gujarat Government wants to achieve Millennium Development Goals 4th and 5th by reducing mother and child mortality rates. Shree Krishna Hospital cooperates with this vision and provides data from the pediatrics department to the government's health department. Considering this long-term cooperation of the hospital, Gujarat Government has given a “Khilkhilat Ambulance” facility to Shree Krishna Hospital.

Palliative care is an approach that helps patients and their families to cope with the illness. NABH-accredited Shree Krishna Hospital, Karamsad in the Anand district of Gujarat, has recently launched palliative care services. The services will be run jointly by the Departments of Anaesthesia, Community Medicine, and Extension Programmes and will be provided at the hospital between 9.30 am and 1.30 pm and home care services in the extension villages between 2.30 and 5 pm.

Anyone suffering from a life-limiting illness, such as cancer, stroke, neurological diseases, or late stages of heart, kidney, and respiratory diseases, needs palliative care. It is not meant only for terminal illnesses only. Palliative care is an approach that helps such patients and their families to cope with the illness. In addition to medical care, it involves several non-pharmacological interventions to provide relief from suffering. Along with helping with dressing wounds, and bed sores, maintaining personal hygiene, and helping with pipes for breathing, feeding, and pain relief, it also involves providing emotional, psychological, social, and spiritual support.

Dr. Dinesh Bhandari, Head, Community Medicine, said, “Palliative care can be sought at any stage of the life-threatening or life-limiting illness. However, the advantages will be maximum if it is sought early in the course of the disease rather than waiting for a later stage. This care is compatible with all types of current treatments. Good coordination between the current treatment provider and the palliative team, generally comprising a doctor, nurse, social worker, and counselor, will lead to better outcomes.”

Date :08/05/2017

In its pursuit of providing quality treatment at an affordable cost, Shree Krishna Hospital, Karamsad has launched the 160-bed Privilege Economy Wards from Monday, May 8.

Housed in the modern, newly built four-storied, spacious and airy DJS Get well Centre each floor will have two wards. Each ward will have 20 beds separated with partitions to ensure privacy and exclusivity. In its pursuit of providing quality treatment at an affordable cost, Shree Krishna Hospital, Karamsad In addition, each floor will have a doctor's room, procedure room, nursing station, and pantry Initially four wards spread over two floors with a bed capacity of 80, will be operational from Monday. In the next two months, the remaining 80 beds will become operative.

Increasingly, medical care, especially amongst the middle class is becoming unaffordable. The Privilege Economy wards are an attempt to make quality healthcare affordable for the section of society Ever since its inception, nearly four decades ago. SKH has been at the forefront of offering solace to suffering. Not a single patient has been turned away for lack of funds. Last year the Hospital treated more than 4 lakhs patients and nearly 40,000 patients.

The 720-bed NABH-accredited hospital has introduced a slew of measures to cater to every segment of society. At one end the Jana Arogya Yojana and the recently launched 450 free beds in Ashirwad wards cater to the underprivileged section, while at the other end is the Privilege Centre with personalized, luxury healthcare. The revenues earned at the Privilege Centre offset the deficit incurred in treating economically disadvantaged patients and allow the Hospital to reach out to even more patients like those in the Ashirwad Wards. The Privilege economy is the bridge between these two segments and fulfills a long-felt need for meeting the requirements of the middle class for quality treatment at affordable charges.

With the installation and commissioning of a new Linear Accelerator, the Manibhai Shivabhai Patel Cancer Centre of the Shree Krishna Hospital, Karamsad, became the only cancer centre in Gujarat to have two such machines in operation. Donated by Tata Trusts, this accelerator is capable of performing advanced techniques of radiation like 3D Conformal Radiotherapy, Intensity Modulated Radiotherapy (IMRT), Volumetric Modulated Radiotherapy (VMAT), and Electron beam treatment.

A Computer Controlled linear accelerator customizes high-energy x-rays or electrons to conform to a tumor’s shape and destroys cancer cells while sparing surrounding normal tissue. It features several built-in safety measures of record and verification System (MOSAIQ) to ensure that it will not deliver a higher dose / under dose than prescribed and is routinely checked by a medical physicist / Radiation Safety Officer – to ensure it is working properly.

According to Dr. Rushi Panchal, Consultant Radiation Oncologist at the Centre, ‘This accelerator will share the load with the existing Elekta Synergy linear accelerator. As a result, it will help us to provide prompt and uninterrupted radiotherapy treatment to patients at the Centre.

The linear accelerator ensures the accuracy of dose placement without compromising the protection of critical structures. The accuracy of treatment planning with this technology will be of greater use while administering radiation for cancers in moving targets, e.g., cancer of the lungs, liver, etc. In addition to these benefits, this new form of treatment also takes lesser administration time, thereby relieving the patients of apprehensions and anxiety that set in prior to radiation. In short, a single dosage duration of 20 minutes is reduced to only 2-8 minutes per patient depending on the complexity of the treatment plan. It will also help to drop down the waiting period for radiotherapy treatment and enhance the number of patients on the treatment machines.’

The Centre was set up in 2004 and houses state-of-the-art cancer equipment in radiation, medical and surgical oncology and is dedicated to the delivery of compassionate and expert care to cancer patients. It also adheres to the motto of advancing its mandate of providing high-quality training in understanding, diagnosing, treating, palliating, preventing, and researching in the field of cancer. A dedicated and experienced team of full-time medical, radiation, and surgical oncologists ensure that all the patients receive treatment with care and compassion. They believe that while physical pain and cancer have to be treated, it is equally important to treat the spirit of the patient. Over 500 patients for cancer surgeries, 1500-2000 patients on radiation, and 2500-3000 patients with chemotherapy are treated every year. A bone marrow transplant Centre is now ready to cater to the needs of blood cancer patients.

Ever since its inception in 1981, Shree Krishna Hospital, Karamsad has always endeavored to provide quality treatment to all, especially the underprivileged in society. It is, therefore, no wonder that we were the first hospital chosen in the district to be empaneled under the Gujarat government’s Mukhyamantri Amrutam Yojana (MAA) in 2013 and MA Vatsalya Yojna subsequently. Families having an annual income up to Rs.1.5 lakh per annum can avail of cashless quality medical and surgical treatment for critical illnesses related to Cardiovascular diseases and Cancer under this scheme. Now the Hospital is also empaneled for renal and urology diseases.

Since then the 720-bed NABH-accredited Shree Krishna Hospital has treated 6500 cardiac and cancer patients under the MAA scheme making it the preferred hospital for critically ill patients of the region.

Out of the 112 empaneled hospitals under the Mukhyamantri Amrutum (MA) Yojana across the state of Gujarat, only four hospitals, including the Shree Krishna Hospital, are in Anand District. The Hospital, living up to its motto of Solace for the Suffering, has given a new lease of life to countless families through this program. An illness not only represents a permanent threat to their income and earning capacity, but in many cases, it results in the family falling into a trap of debt. Meant for lower-income group people and those living below the poverty line, the scheme has been a boon to many.

We at Shree Krishna Hospital follow the ideology of putting patient care first and their financial conditions later. Another step in this direction is the Ashirwad Wards facility.

Under this scheme, 450 beds out of 720 beds in the general ward of our hospital have been earmarked for free treatment. Ours is the first private hospital in the state to extend this facility.

In the Aashirwad wards, patients will be entitled to get free treatment without any discrimination. This is being done to provide access to the best health care at an affordable cost to all.

There will be no registration, doctor’s consultation, administrative, nursing, or operation charges. Bed and diet, ward procedures and laboratory investigations, sonography, and x-ray will be provided free of cost. The patient will only have to bear the cost of medicines and consumables connected with the treatment. All can avail of this offer except cashless and other scheme holders. Cardiac and Cancer patients are not covered.

Last year, we introduced two schemes for patients - Jan Aarogya and Aarogyashree, which are running successfully. The Jan Aarogya Yojana has been a boon to families whose monthly income is less than Rs 10,000. Now those under Jan Aarogya will get further benefits: a 10% rebate in medicine and 75% in CT scans and MRIs.

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Date :15/07/2017

The Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Ltd (HPCL) has donated an ultra-modern ICU ambulance, fitted with the latest life-saving equipment, to Shree Krishna Hospital, Karamsad, for critically ill patients. The ambulance was handed over to the Hospital on Saturday, the Foundation Day of HPCL, by Shri Arvind Govil, Senior Regional Manager, Baroda Retail Region of HPCL at a function held in the premises of the Shree Krishna Hospital, Karamsad.

The ambulance(Tata Winger Medical Van) has been fitted with several emergency facilities like a multipara monitor, portable ventilator, syringe pump, nebulizer, oxygen cylinder, and suction machine. The Ambulance, along with its equipment is totally valued at Rs 15 lakhs and is part of the Corporate Social Responsibility Scheme of HPCL.

The function was attended by Shri Manish Rane, Deputy Manager, Mobile QC lab, Shri Ajay Nair, Sr. Officer, RE&MIS, and Shri Sumit Bhadoriya, Sr. Sales Officer, Anand SA from HPCL and senior personnel from Shree Krishna Hospital. Accepting the ambulance on behalf of the Hospital, Dr. Amrita Patel Chairman of Charutar Arogya Mandal while expressing her gratitude to HPCL for this noble gesture, said “this generous donation of ICU ambulance will, I am sure, contribute to saving lives of many more critical patients who need to reach the hospital in the shortest time.”

Shri Govil assured that HPCL would be always ready to help institutions like Shree Krishna Hospital which is serving mankind in general and weaker sections of society in particular. He said, “I am glad to learn that 450 free beds have been earmarked for the Ashirwad Wards. HPCL has always been at the forefront to implement CSR activities to empower weaker, less privileged, and marginalized sections of society. We are glad that on the 43rd foundation day of HPCL we could do our bit in giving back to society.”

Date :01/08/2016

Karamsad-based Shree Krishna Hospital has received the coveted nursing excellence award from National Accreditation Board for Hospitals and Healthcare (NABH).

The certificate effective from August 1, 2016, is valid until July 31, 2018, subject to continued compliance with NABH requirements.

The hospital has successfully met the standards and measures set by NABH to achieve this recognition. The standards provide a framework for quality of care for patients and quality improvement for nursing services. The standard helps to build a quality culture at all levels and across all the functions of the hospital.

"In our quest towards quality in health care for improved patient outcomes, this is yet another milestone and one that we should all celebrate. This certificate is a reflection of Shree Krishna Hospital's commitment towards facilitating safe, competent, and ethical nursing practice," said Dr. Amrita Patel, chairman of Charutar Arogya Mandal.

The mandatory quality protocols including nursing guidelines, infection control programs for patient safety, and guidelines for the safety of healthcare workers were followed diligently by the hospital to bag this certification.

The hospital, which serves as a teaching hospital for Pramukhswami Medical College, received the accreditation of Central Diagnostic Laboratories in 2008, making it the first medical college in the country to have all its laboratories accredited.

Date :15/12/2016

Shree Krishna Hospital, Karamsad, has done it again. After becoming the first teaching hospital in the country to receive the Green OT certificate in 2015, the NABH-accredited Shree Krishna Hospital, has again been conferred the Green Operation Certification for its 12 operating theatres for a period of three years.

The certificate recognizes Shree Krishna Hospital`s compliance with the highest quality and safety parameters for patients and health care workers in operation theaters. The overall Green OT Evaluation Performance Score was 94.83 percent. The elements assessed were Management commitment, Pre-operation activities, Activities during operation, Post Operation activities, and Training and Awareness.

The Green OT accreditation is carried out by Bureau Veritas Certification, a global certification agency along with Abbott India pharmaceutical company. The certificate ensures the emission of carbon dioxide, infrared rays and radiation are within permissible limits. Green connotes cleaner techniques using modern technology and processes with a sensitive approach to the environment.

The 720-bed Shree Krishna Hospital was also conferred the prestigious Green Hospital Award by the Association of Healthcare Providers, India in 2016. Its performance in parameters such as energy and water conservation, optimal use of solar energy, minimum use of plastic products, tobacco-free campus, and conservation of greenery and trees -all contributed to it receiving the Green Hospital award.

Shree Krishna Hospital, Karamsad, has done it again. After becoming the first teaching hospital in the country to receive the Green OT certificate in 2015, the NABH-accredited Shree Krishna Hospital, has again been conferred the Green Operation Certification for its 12 operating theatres for a period of three years.